How to become a paramedic: Tanoh's story

Meet paramedic Tanoh. He and his partner are usually the first medics on the scene. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.

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By far the best part of the job is knowing that every day at work I can make a difference to someone.

  • In Tanoh's job, he responds to emergency 999 calls.
  • Because paramedics are often the first people to reach someone in need of medical help, they are trained to give life-saving treatment.
  • Paramedics work in shifts of 12 hours with a partner, so they need to have excellent teamwork skills.
  • Tanoh is also responsible for checking the equipment and supplies in an ambulance ahead of his shifts and driving to patients in need of his help.

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